Research course


University of Central Lancashire · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

MA/MSc (by Research) Relevant Honours degree of UK University; relevant MA or MSc (taught), or equivalent qualification. Relevant first or second class Honours degree; or a relevant MA/MSc of a UK university or equivalent qualification. Applications from candidates holding qualifications other than those above will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the programme of work proposed.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Northern School of Design offers opportunities for study and research leading to MA (taught), MA (by Research), MPhil & PhD. Research/study opportunities exist within all the school's portfolio of programmes, either focussed within a single disciplined or involving a more interdisciplinary approach: Visual communication; Graphic design; Illustration; Advertising; Applied arts; Ceramics ;Glass; Furniture; Jewellery; Surface design; Digital media; Animation; Web;Games design;Design;
Industrial and product design; Interior design.

Department specialisms

Graphic Design; 3D Design; Advertising; 3D Crafts; Illustration; Design Studies; Product Design; Industrial Design, Games, Toy, Surface Pattern; Animation; Games design; Interiors

Fees and funding

All proposals will be considered for support from the School's research resources.

Qualification and course duration


part time
42-60 months
full time
18-36 months


part time
42-60 months
full time
18-36 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01772 892400